What are the major diamond shapes?
Here are the major diamond shapes. We can source all of these as well as Canadian cut, tapered baguettes, baguettes, emerald cut and kite cut.
|Round Brilliant: Classic and timeless, this is the most popular cut. Round brilliant is a 58-facet cut that is calibrated through a precise formula that achieves maximum fire and brilliance.|
|Oval: This cut is oval in shape with faceting of the round brilliant cut diamond.|
|Marquise: The marquise cut was named after the Marquise de Pompadour after King Louis XIV commissioned its creation in honour of her dazzling smile. It has an elongated shape with pointed ends.|
|Pear Shaped: Shaped like a sparkling teardrop, this cut is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings.|
|Heart Shaped: When choosing a heart-shaped cut, look for a stone with an even symmetrical shape, cut deep enough for maximum brillance.|
|Princess Cut: This is a square cut that is the square equivalent to the round brilliant in terms of fire and brilliance.|
|Trilliant: The trilliant is a triangular cut that was originally developed in Amsterdam.|
|Radiant Cut: A square or rectangular cut, the radiant cut has the facets of a princess cut and the shape of an emerald cut, but with the corners cut off.|
|Cushion Cut: An antique style, this cut looks soft and pillowy, with rounded edges. A cushion cut can be a rectangular or square shape.|